This training program is aimed at anyone who works with children, especially in the education sector. It is suitable for teachers, teaching assistants, pastoral carers, lunchtime organisers, caretakers, office staff.
Children who identify as Lesbian, gay, bi or trans are at a higher risk of being bullied than their straight counterparts. This training program examines the issues that are faced by these children and how to support their individual needs. An inclusive school environment that challenges phobic behaviour, educates and nurtures difference allows pupils to be their best selves.
The equality act 2010 safeguards people who are LGBT from discrimination. Public bodies, including education have a legal obligation to ensure that their policies and practices do not discriminate against anyone with a protected characteristic. Staff in schools need to know their personal responsibility to challenge discrimination to support children in their care.
This program will explain appropriate language that is best to use so to avoid causing offence. By exploring how prejudice and discrimination manifest themselves, learners will be able to understand how their own prejudice may influence their practice. An introduction to legislation will explain the legal expectations upon people working with children. Learners will explore how to gain confidence in challenging phobic behaviour to nurture a safe learning environment for all.